Stone Family papers, 1571-1933 Rauner Manuscript MS-1339

Introduction to the Collection

The papers of the Stone family contain parchment indentures, covenants, probate deeds and wills, manuscript notes, letters, receipts and invoices. The documents chronicle the legal transactions of Richard Stone (circa 1570-1653) of Clayhanger, Devon and Chipstable, Somerset, England and his descendants. Seen together the materials shed light on the evolution of British legal documents from 1571 to 1872.

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